Cody Bollinger will debut in the WSOF cage next year. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 18 alum Cody Bollinger has signed a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting.
WSOF officials announced the news on Wednesday, revealing that the bantamweight is expected to debut with the Las Vegas-based organization in early 2014.
Bollinger, 22, was kicked off “TUF 18” by UFC President Dana White after the fighter failed to make weight for a quarterfinal showdown with Anthony Gutierrez. Prior to joining the cast of the reality show, “Bam Bam” posted a 12-1 record to begin his pro career, which he began at the age of 15.
The Californian signed with Bellator MMA in 2012 to compete in the organization’s Season 7 featherweight tournament but was knocked out by future title challenger Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the round of eight. Bollinger rebounded from the defeat this past March, however, scoring a first-round submission under the Gladiator Challenge banner to record his ninth career stoppage.